Home Energy Savings

Home is where the heart is; it’s also where home energy savings start. We’ve got home energy savings tips on everything from attic insulation and discovering air leaks to how to best run your appliances. Check out our 31 Days of Energy Savings guide to get started. Follow our appliance energy efficiency comparison series, including posts on gas vs. electric dryers and microwaves vs. toaster ovens vs. ovens.

Are Smart Thermostats Worth It?

Are Smart Thermostats Worth It?

As smart homes continue to grow in popularity, more and more people are thinking about making the transition to a connected home. But before you spend your hard-earned money, you’ll want to know what you’re getting in return.

7 Signs Your Hot Water Heater Is Going to Fail

Hot water is easy to take for granted — until suddenly you don’t have it. Luckily, hot water heaters rarely stop working without warning.

A guide to setting up your smart home

A Guide to Setting Up Your Smart Home

Cutting-edge smart tech appeals to many homeowners. But figuring out how to set up a smart home can feel overwhelming in the beginning.

How much energy does a house use?

How Much Energy Does a House Use?

If you receive an energy bill each month, you likely already know how much energy you’re being charged for. But do you know how your home power consumption compares to the national average?

Everything you need to know about smart meters

Everything You Need to Know About Smart Electricity Meters

As the electric grid ages in the United States, there’s a revolution underway to make the old grid “smart.” Part of that leap is the mass installation of smart electric meters in American homes.

Understanding your electricity & natural gas bills

Understanding Your Electricity & Natural Gas Bills

Understanding your electric bill or natural gas bill each month is an important part of managing your energy budget. When reading your electricity bill or natural gas bill, you might wonder what electricity or natural gas supply charges are, what the units mean and how they’re calculated.

13 energy wasting habits at home

13 Ways You Are Wasting Energy at Home

Wasting electricity at home is something many of us do without realizing it. If we don’t understand what wastes the most electricity in a home, it’s easy to use more than we need.

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7 smart home devices that are worth it

7 Smart Home Devices That Are Worth It

Wondering about the best smart home devices today? With so much new smart tech hitting the market, it’s hard to know the smart home devices that are worth it.

9 Winter Home Improvements to Save Energy

Heating your house during the colder months can be costly. Luckily, there are many winter home energy saving tips that can help you stretch your dollar.

Understanding smart-home insurance discounts

Understanding Smart-Home Insurance Discounts

Smart home systems let you remotely manage your technology and many of your home’s functions through a single app. People love the convenience they provide, but there are many other reasons why these systems are rapidly gaining in popularity: energy efficiency, security and even smart-home insurance discounts.

11 Energy Savings Myths Debunked

Saving energy is good for the environment and good for your wallet. But not everything you hear is true.

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